"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young." ~ Joseph Pilates
"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,in 20 you will see the difference,in 30 you'll have a whole new body." ~ Joseph Pilates
“The goal of Contrology...The attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life's daily activities with zest and ease.” ~ Joseph Pilates
“My work is 50 years ahead of its time.” ~ Joseph Pilates
“The Pilates Method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” ~ Joseph Pilates

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Why Touchstone Pilates?

Touchstone n. an excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence, genuineness, or value of others.
Synonyms 1. Standard, measure or model.

Touchstone is a fully equipped, state of the art Pilates studio in business since 2007. We offer private, semi-private and small group sessions and the highest quality Pilates instruction available based upon the True Pilates method.

At Touchstone you will receive individual attention by a Romana’s Pilates® certified instructor who understands how to tailor a workout specific to your body’s needs in an atmosphere defined by energy and professionalism. When you train with Touchstone you train on Gratz Pilates apparatus, the finest equipment available, and the only Pilates apparatus based upon the original designs and specifications of Joseph Pilates.

Live with zest and ease

The goal of Pilates, originally called Contrology, …is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease.
Joseph H. Pilates

Is Pilates For You?

Regardless of your age, fitness level or athletic background, Joseph Pilates’ unique training regimen has proven itself for more than 90 years as an effective and safe method of exercise when taught and applied properly. Everyone can benefit from Pilates. Both men and women, young and old, professional and recreational athletes and fitness enthusiasts, love the long, lean look that comes with consistent practice.

What is True Pilates?

True Pilates, originally called “Contrology” by Joseph Pilates, is the complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit. True Pilates focuses on strengthening the “powerhouse,” which consists of the muscles across the abdomen, lower back and buttocks. As handed down directly to his world renown protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, True Pilates is a total body system of conditioning that includes over 500 exercises. Learn to master the magic, not just mimic the movements, with True classical Pilates.

There is no debate that True Pilates can work wonders when applied by a Romana’s Pilates® trained and certified instructor who understands how to develop and tailor a Pilates workout specific to your body’s needs and capabilities. True Pilates will make you stronger and look, feel and move better!

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About Touchstone


Touchstone features Gratz Pilates equipment, the finest available, with designs based upon the original specifications of Joseph Pilates.

About Pilates


Pilates has proven itself for over 90 years as an effective and safe method of exercise. Consistent practice results in lean, firm, sleek muscles and a strong core.

What Clients Say


Here at Touchstone, we know that True Pilates can change lives. Read some of our clients’ stories.

Class Descriptions


Mat Classes, Equipment Classes, Private and Semi-Private Classes.


Touchstone Pilates
250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Suite 413
Pittsburgh PA 15234

tel: 412-344-5050
email: info@touchstonepilates.com

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